Migrant Women's Biographies within the Economic Crisis: Transnationalism As a Coping Strategy Reconsidered

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 16:00-17:30
Location: Hörsaal I (Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG))
RC32 Women in Society (host committee)
RC38 Biography and Society

Language: English

This session starts from the premises that feminization as well as irregularization of migration during the process of globalization and especially during the economic crisis led to new forms of transnational migrant movements and practices. 
It invites to discuss the nature of emerging (1) migrant networks especially among women and (2) female migratory strategies, understanding them as the consequences and outcomes of counter-hegemonic activities against economic marginalization, on one hand, and the struggle against the loss of family ties, citizenship rights and the outcomes of trafficking processes, violence and wars/conflicts, on the other hand. 
The questions are: whether there exist new forms of women migrants’ participation in the civil societies in various countries in the form of transnational spaces; and how the previous forms are changing. We define transnational spaces as the topographies of typical biographical accounts of women migrants, constituted and being continuously reconstructed within the social phenomenon of transnational boarder crossing activities.
Session Organizers:
Ursula APITZSCH, Goethe University, Germany and Francesca Alice VIANELLO, University of Padua, Italy
Ursula APITZSCH, Goethe University, Germany
Francesca Alice VIANELLO, University of Padua, Italy
Indian Migrant Women's Biographies: Revisiting Transnationalism in South Africa
Pragna RUGUNANAN, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Care Workers in Transnational Polish-German Spaces
Ina ALBER, University of Goettingen, Germany